Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering as defined by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) as: the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution.  Most often it focuses on the investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail or do not operate or function as intended, causing personal injury or damage to property.

A forensic engineers typical duties include investigating the damage, deterioration or collapse of a structure or structures, determine the causes within a reasonable professional probability and often to develop repair recommendations. It is important that a forensic engineer be an expert in the particular field, have a through knowledge of the subject under the investigation and be impartial as to the causation of and responsibility of the damaged or deteriorated structure.

Due to the experience and qualification of its staff, SCES can provide forensic engineering assessments on a variety of structures. Please contact SCES for additional information on the services we can provide.

Some of the services we provide under this discipline are:

Forensic Investigations

By utilizing the latest testing methods and in-field experience, SCES can investigate the damage to residential and commercial structures caused by a variety of causes Click here to learn more.

Structural Damage/Integrity Inspection

SCES can provide inspection services in an attempt to get to the bottom of your structural issues and help further understand what steps should be taken to address your problem. Click here to learn more.